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Colossians and Philemon (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

Arnold, Clinton E.; Pao, David W.

Product Description

In his epistle to the Colossians, Paul responds to challenges posted by various religious currents in fist-century Asia Minor by pointing the church to the sufficiency of Christ's work and his lordship over believers' lives. Through this christological lens, Paul critiques the religious practices that fail to conform to the true gospel, and he presents an alternative way of living that reflects the lordship of Christ in every aspect of life. In his epistle to Philemon, aPaul issues a profound challenge to believers as he calls for the realignment of fundamental human relationships in light of Christ's lordship. In both epistles, Paul demands that the believer's beliefs and practices align with their confession of Christ as the unique Lord over all.

464 Pages
Published October 2012

About the Author

David W. Pao (PhD Harvard University) is Professor of New Testament and Chair of the New Testament Department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His publications include Acts and the Isaianic New Exodus, Thanksgiving: An Investigation of a Pauline Theme, Early Christian Voices: In Texts, Traditions, and Symbols (coeditor), Commentary on the Gospel of Luke, and After Imperialism: Christian Identity in China and the Global Evangelical Movement (coeditor).

About the Editor

Clinton E. Arnold, author of Powers of Darkness: Principalities and Powers in Paul's Letters, earned his PhD at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and has done post-doctoral work at Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen in Germany. He is currently associate professor of New Testament at the Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California.

About the ZECNT Series

Designed for the pastor and Bible teacher, the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament brings together commentary features rarely gathered together in one volume. Written by notable evangelical scholars, each volume treats the literary context and structure of the passage in the original Greek, and each author provides an original translation based on the literary structure. The series consistently provides the main point, verse-by-verse commentary, and theology in application in each section of every commentary. Critical scholarship informs each step but does not dominate the commentary, allowing readers to concentrate on the biblical author’s message as it unfolds. While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical Greek, all who strive to understand and teach the New Testament will find these books beneficial. The ZECNT series covers the entire New Testament in twenty volumes; Clinton E. Arnold serves as general editor.

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